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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Having the real feel with ‘Ama’

Being hands on is the key. Since the world of voice acting, most particularly dubbing, is what really intrigues and piques the curiosity of people, it is indeed a great chance for anyone to have a glimpse of what dubbers do in real life. And how about trying to feel it?


 Just last January 28, VoiceWorx 19 attendees were able not just to take a peek but also to have the feel of what it is like to dub a material under the supervision of the one and only Mr. Danny ‘Ama’ Mandia, a reputable and well-experienced dubbing director for ABS-CBN.


 Since Ama wanted to make the session more of ‘hands on’ instead of just being theoretical, he decided to let them try what it is like to be in the business  by undergoing the same processes people in the industry undergo in reality from the preparation of the script to the dubbing proper.


 In the process, it was apparent that many students were both nervous and excited. They were also able to feel some kind of stress and adrenaline but nevertheless, conquered everything with a sense of fulfillment.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Déjà vu at The Rizal Shrine

Rizal Shrine 4

Before his successful talk on “Personal Branding” in Colegio San Juan de Letran- Calamba City, the VoiceMaster decided to pay a visit to the birth place and home of his idol and the National Hero of the Philippines Jose Rizal.

Rizal Shrine 3

 With the team, he visited the place where Rizal was born and he was raised and there he felt some kind of déjà vu, which he described as “being in a place for the first time but having the feeling as it you have been there before.” He also said that it he has always felt a strong connection to this idol.

  Rizal Shrine 2

Rizal Shrine 1

The VoiceMaster inspires Letran Calamba students

In connection with the celebration of Colegio San Juan de Letran – Calamba City’s School of Education, Arts, and Sciences (SEAS) week, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was invited as a keynote speaker during their seminar on “Personal Branding” held at the Fra. Angelico Hall, January 26. Letran Calamba 3
In this talk, the VoiceMaster was able to move many students coming from different courses, proving that “Branding” is not just about business and marketing but is also applicable in every individual and is necessary in promoting one’s self through creating the right trademark. Letran Calamba 2
 No surprise, the students who listened to the VoiceMaster’s talk were really inspired after the seminar. They even cherished the chance to have photo opportunities with the VoiceMaster.
  Letran Calamba 1
 It was just one of the many schools that were already visited by the VoiceMaster for his talks on Voice Acting, Guerilla Marketing, Personal Branding, and Youth Leadership. It was also his first speaking engagement in this year and he is expected to visit many schools again to share his knowledge in different fields and inspire people.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Character Voice and Life Lessons from the VoiceMaster

Like what CreatiVoices claims, VoiceWorx is not just a mere basic voice acting ang dubbing workshop. It does not just teach individuals what they should learn in the art of voice acting but also allows them to get more inspiration and life lessons to help them not just in their careers or chosen fields but also in daily life. Which is why, on the workshop's third session with the VoiceMaster Pocholo Gonzales last January 21, the workshop attendees had their dose of motivational and life lessons--things that could inspire them as individuals. It was very natural for the VoiceMaster himself is a well-known motivational speaker. As such, he has already moved thousands of people around the world and he believe that as a mentor, it would also be a great passion to share these inspiring stories to the ones who want to improve as voice artists.


This makes VoiceWorx a kind of personality development program at the same time. It does not just aim to teach the students things that they should know in the art of voice acting but also touches on simple daily life lessons which might sound too ordinary but were too helpful in every person's life.


Aside from the striking words of wisdom from the VoiceMaster himself, all these were made even easier through the help of some activities that were done inside the class--some activities which, at first, seem so simple yet definitely helpful in one's development. During the workshop, every participant was encouraged to be active, participate well, and relate to his/her co-attendees well.


 But of course, apart from the hands-on activities, VoiceWorx also teaches its students how to be a good listener which, in reality, is a very important communication skill.


 It is because we believe that apart from learning the basics, it also important for every voice artist or every aspiring one to improve as a person who communicates to his fellow as he goes on with his life. So, it was no surprise that the students learned a lot of things during this day. They not just learned about how to create different voices through the powerful techniques taught to them. They were also able to get some inspiring things that they could carry anywhere they wander.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Taking care of the voice and other important lessons on the second day of VoiceWorx 19.

Since voice is every voice artist’s weapon, it is also important for every voice artist and aspiring voice artists to learn how to take care of his own voice. This is for one to make sure that he is not abusing what he is using in his craft and to ensure that it is properly cared for. This is one of the focuses of the second session of the VoiceWorx, January 14.

The session was facilitated by Mr. Brian Ligsay. He imparted some lessons on how to take care of the voice to the attendees as well as some lessons on the technicalities of voice acting. For instance, he also discussed how the microphone works and how different types of it should be used.

There were also other important things that were discussed during the session so it was no surprise that everyone was really able to learn a lot of things and enjoyed at the same time.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

VoiceWorx 19 begins today!

January 7, 2012 - Individuals coming from different fields and having different circumstances convene and begin a journey together--the journey towards fulfilling their dreams of becoming voice artists through the country's only one and most comprehensive voice acting and dubbing workshop, the VoiceWorx. The workshop will last for two months (eight consecutive Saturdays).

An attendee while introducing herself

During the lecture/discussion

A workshop participant during the primary recording

An activity was done to let the attendees know more about each other.